Tag Archives: Herschel Crater

HiRISE: Barchan Pac-Man

Barchan sand dunes are common on Mars and often form vast dune fields within very large (tens to hundreds of kilometers) impact basins. The regions upwind of barchans are usually devoid of sandy bedforms, so if you were walking in … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Exploring the sandy province of Herschel Crater

While perhaps not awe-inspiringly beautiful, sand sheets can tell us about Mars’ current and past environmental conditions as a piece of the puzzle for understanding habitability. This view shows the downwind stretches of a sand sheet in central part of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: The dunes meet the plains

The dunes meet the plains northwest of Herschel Crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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